Tuesday, January 27, 2009


Are you tired of putting hanging pockets on the back of your small and mid-size work? You might like to try this quick hanging method. It is invisible from the front and works for pieces up to about 36" wide.

I’m trying to put it in the side bar as a pdf, so you can download it and print it out. My fingers are crossed that this works!

This is piece #7 in the Straight Stitch Series. The stitching and fibers really add texture and I’m tempted to add a raku gingko-leaf bead. What do you think?

9 comments:

Jo Rice said...

Ummmm! I don't get where the tutorial is. Am I missing something or is it not there yet? Thanks. Jo

The Idaho Beauty said...

I'm in love with that quilt! Thanks for the tutorial - looks like such a simple solution.

Marty's Fiber Musings said...

I've used this method on several art quilts and just love this method of hanging. I never thought to pass it on. Sooooo glad you did. Love your art quilts.

maggi said...

Thanks so much for the tutorial, just when I was about to do a hanging sleeve (which I hate doing) on a small piece.

Bridget473 said...

Great idea and great tutorial!

Beth Wheeler said...

I take no credit for developing the hanging method—just for writing the tutorial. :-)

Beth

Eva said...

Great idea to make the tutorial! Thanks for sharing the how to!

queenopearls said...

Beth, I'd never seen this idea before and, as you wrote, perfect for the heavily embellished pieces. Thank you for posting this tutorial.
~Christina

Cathy W said...

Great tutorial!
Thank you for posting it as a PDF, too.

Have you thought of finishing the wood strip (for archival purposes)? I believe I heard that a thin coat of anything (paint, varnish, fingernail polish?) will seal the wood and thus protect the art.